Rev. Bernard G. Mulvaney, CSV, died in his sleep at Resurrection Nursing Pavilion in Park Ridge, IL, on Monday, Sept. 25, 1995. He was 88 years old.
Fr. Mulvaney entered the Viatorian Novitiate in Chamberlain, SD in 1925 and pronounced his First Vows on Aug. 15, 1926. He subsequently earned his B.A. in Philosophy from St. Viator College, later earning post graduate degrees from Catholic University and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois. He was ordained to the priesthood in Green Bay, WI on May 26, 1934.
Barney’s early years of ministry saw him teaching at St. Viator College and at the Catholic University of America. He served as a member of the General Council in Rome from 1957-1967. After returning from his service to the international community, Barney resumed his teaching career at Loyola University of Chicago and at Illinois Benedictine College.
A near fatal heart attack in 1970 led to his retirement and he was appointed Community Archivist in 1972. Fr. Mulvaney continued to serve in this capacity until he was forced to move to Resurrection Nursing Pavilion in 1989. Fr. Mulvaney’s scholarship, commitment to the Community and his gentle manner are the legacy he leaves to our Congregation.
Visitation for Fr. Mulvaney was held at the Province Center Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 28, 1995 from 9-11 AM, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Burial was in the Community Plot at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.
Father Mulvaney is survived by his brother, Dr. John Mulvaney and by two sisters, Mrs. Charity Kelly and Sr. Agnes Bernard, C.S.J.
Taken from letter to the Viatorian Community on Sept. 25, 1995 from the Provincial, Rev. Robert M. Egan, CSV